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  1. The park is looking fantastic this year. Looking forward to seeing feedback from TPR members who make it to the park this season! Things are looking UP for 2023 as well…
  2. I don’t support the new owner’s strategy but at the end of the day it’s his mess to deal with. Seems like decisions have been made based on the perceived return on investment without consideration for the thought of any sentimental, nostalgic or historical significance. I’m assuming that this owner lacks experience in the amusement business as these actions to remove the coaster, water park, etc. strike to the core of CLPs guest base. And so now he’ll have to build his planned vision and hope that it’s a hit, otherwise I suspect he just follows his exit strategy.
  3. Revenge is not expected to close for painting. And yeah, the new management team is not happy about some of the prolonged downtime or repetitive issues with certain rides. Obviously not everything can be addressed at once but expect to see more work being done to improve.
  4. It’s photoshopped. There’s only one report of someone claiming to have received the survey. If it was legitimate, there would have been many more.
  5. Curtain and Thunderbolt were expected to be single train all season. But there have been days where Curtain has been running two trains. Hopefully the planned work for this off season will resolve the issues.
  6. I’m not certain if anything has changed so definitely best to get an answer from the park directly. But I know that FunDay tickets bought through local school districts are redeemable for any day during the summer operating season. So I would think that also applies to any FunDay ticket. https://www.kennywood.com/avsd
  7. Not aware of any issues with the 2nd train on Curtain. So not sure why it was only running 1 unless it was a slow day and lines were short.
  8. There’s a booth for the VIP tours as soon as you enter the park through the tunnel. I would expect it to be open at that time but it might be worthwhile reaching out to the park directly via FB or Twitter directly to confirm. Lines for most rides are usually 20 - 45min on average days. Steel Curtain is usually the longest wait, sometimes exceeding 90 minutes depending on crowd size and number of trains.
  9. Black Widow has officially reopened as of yesterday. Another step closer to having everything operational.
  10. They’re available as of today. There’s a booth setup near Sky Rocket where you can purchase them. Would recommend getting them early before they sell out.
  11. The forecast for today keeps changing so it looks like you might catch a break. Looks like there’s a window between 2-7p where things settle down.
  12. Sounds like a fun trip! Ravine Flyer could be a bit rough sometimes but in a good way. I generally go for the front but admittedly haven’t been on it in a couple years so they may have made adjustments. Kennywood does a good job maintaining their coasters. None are particularly rough though Thunderbolt can provide a good jostling with the laterals depending on who you are seated with and in which side you sit. Skyliner is always fun. I personally prefer the back. And LTD is just a classic, albeit slow but still enjoyable.
  13. I’m not well versed in all of the history but there’s been a decent amount of ride turnover over the years. Even when it was family operated they seemed to be willing to experiment. Some rides only lasted a season or two while others lasted a few years. I think what upset the locals is when Palace bought the park and removed some of the longer standing rides like Turnpike and Log Jammer. And removing 4 more flats last year just compounded that frustration. I think that caught everyone by surprise.
  14. They’ve always added something big every 10 years or so, sometimes with smaller investments in between. Unfortunately they’re a small park which means sometimes they have to subtract in order to add.
  15. Visitors can check the daily operations page for ride information. Hopefully that list will look a little better in the upcoming days & weeks. https://www.kennywood.com/dailyoperations
  16. Palace didn’t do the best job with the park from 08-18. But have since hired new Corp leadership and a new GM. Starting to see some positive improvements this year but it’ll take time.
  17. Widow is waiting for repair but is expected to be ready in the upcoming weeks. Steel Curtain will likely be single train ops all season.
  18. Steel Curtain is expected to open this Friday (possibly with single train operations) if anyone is planning a trip.
  19. It wasn’t closed because of issues. It was a combination of COVID and improvements/modifications that they decided to do to the trains. It would have been open to the public this past weekend had it not been for unexpected weather.
  20. The only big coaster that was down this past weekend was Steel Curtain but that may have been weather related since there was rain/hail and low 40 degree temps. The VIP tours stand wasn’t open so I’m not sure if they’re planning to open it anytime soon. Perhaps after they have the park fully open after Memorial Day. You should also know that they are having their food & drink event during select days in June. So that’s likely going to boost attendance on those days.
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